Sweet Teeth

Best news ever: Spring is coming early! Not sure howΒ Punxsutawney Phil would have seen his shadow in all of this rain anyways… But I’ll take it πŸ™‚

I’m home sick today… But while I sit here and watch Regis & Kelly, Rachel Ray and other shows that only you lucky stay at home workers get to watch I figured I could update my blog! I’m a great multitasker.

By the way, thank you for all of your sweet messages on my post yesterday about being sick. Hopefully just one more day and I’m back to normal!

I’ve made some amazing breakfasts recently…one of them has become my new favorite. Thanks to Olivia for giving me this idea!

Oatmeal Fro-Yo Parfait

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced

Directions

  • Prepare Oatmeal (1/2 cup oatmeal + 1 cup almond milk)
  • While Oatmeal is cooking slice banana and add to food processor w/ 2 tbsp of almond milk
  • Blend until banana becomes the consistency of frozen yogurt
  • Layer it in a glass
  • Eat your dessert for breakfast πŸ™‚

Sorry, but you’ll be seeing A LOT of this breakfast in the future.

Another blueberry concoction…

Tofu Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces silken tofu
  • 1/3 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 2 -3 ice cubes, optional

Directions

  • Mix everything in blender until smooth
  • Top with some blueberries

OK, last breakfast recipe and then onto dessert πŸ™‚

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter

Directions

  • Prepare oatmeal (1/2 cup oatmeal & 1 cup almond milk)
  • While oatmeal is thickening slice 1/2 banana and add to food processor with a Tbsp. of Peanut Butter

  • Once smooth add the cooked Oatmeal to the food processor

  • Blend everything together.
  • Pour into bowl.

  • Feel free to add more toppings (i chose the other half of banana, blueberry granola crisps and some raisins)

All of these breakfast foods are healthy, delicious and easy to make so you’re not just stuck eating plain cereal everyday. Beach season is right around the corner! Make meals that wont break the bank or the button on your jeans πŸ™‚

OK now for some Dessert recipes! These actually aren’t THAT bad for you.. I’m not sure what I am thinking with all of these healthy recipes lately but we will thank ourselves later when bikini pictures are being tagged of us on Facebook!

First up we have Tofu Mousse… Don’t be turned off by the name. It has CHOCOLATE in it. Everyone loves chocolate, right? I’m loving Olivia because I got this from her as well πŸ™‚

Chocolate Mousse (Tofu)

Ingredients

  • 4 oz silken tofu
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 3/4 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum

Directions

  • Blend first 5 ingredients together until smooth
  • Add xanthan gum until pudding becomes thicker
  • Eat immediately… not like Β you would want to wait anyways

Oh imagine that… I sprinkled blueberries on top! I’m not gonna lie, I ate this for dinner… It had protein and fiber in it, so it counts as a healthy meal πŸ™‚

Funfetti owns my life. It started off with the pancakes last week and now I’ve moved on to dips, whoopies and lollipops. This box of funfetti mix has come A LONG way.

Funfetti dip

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of funfetti cake mix
  • 2 tbsp of greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of fat free cool whip

Directions

  • Mix everything together….Easy enough.

Dip anything you want… Vanilla wafers, graham crackers or even funfetti cookies if you’re feeling really fun! This tastes just like licking the batter off of the bowl (i have plenty of experience so I should know) but without the raw eggs, oil and butter! Sorry my bowl is so messy… I may or may not have already started dipping before I took the picture πŸ˜‰

For the next 2 recipes you will use the remainder of your cupcake mix… If you’re anything like me you have a secret stash in the basement so this isn’t too upsetting.

Funfetti Cookie Lollipops & Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

  • Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Container of Fat Free Cool Whip
  • Wooden sticks
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles

Directions

  • Mix together funfetti cake mix, egg and stick of butter until dough forms.
  • Scoop out a generous tablespoon and form into a ball shape.
  • Push wooden stick in the middle of dough ball.
  • Flatten out with a spoon to make the ball flat.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden at edges.
  • Ice, sprinkle, eat!

Not only do these look pretty but they taste pretty good!

  • Scoop the remainder of the dough into a rounded teaspoon
  • Place on baking sheet
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes
  • Let cool
  • Once cool spread the cool whip onto one cookie and place another cookie on top of that. Roll in the sprinkles. Freeze until ready to eat.

I, clearly didn’t need to freeze mine.

I guess you could eat them as regular cookies too… but who wants to do that when there are so many fun ways you can enjoy them instead.

Now do you believe me when I say I have sweet teeth instead of a sweet tooth? I also ate some regular dinner foods… Not everything had chocolate or peanut butter. (although it’d be great if it did)

Egg Salad Salad (Spinach, cucumber, carrot, egg salad (courtesy of whole foods))
Sesame and Thyme encrusted Halibut with a side of Asparagus

Black Bean and Squash Enchilada

I wont bore you with the savory recipes after I’ve given you all of the sweet ones. Another time…

I finished the goodie bags for the 5-year-old birthday party and also made some paper napkin flowers.Β 

The party is on Saturday and there is still a lot left to do! I hope being sick today doesn’t leave us stressed for time!

I went to the grocery store on Monday (along with 3 million other people) because we were apparently going to get the worst ice storm of the year… Didn’t happen. But I did find these things that made me HAPPY πŸ™‚

Love edamame… especially if it comes shelled!

I promised I wouldnt buy vegan chocolate chips… But these are carob chips! and they are just like chocolate chips – but healthier. So I’m still going strong with no Chocolate Chips – I think its been a week?

I have been eating these all day… Guess I knew I was going to get sick!

I plan on making a new running playlist tonight so hopefully I can share these with you tomorrow!

Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy

Key West Sunset… I love sunrises and sunsets and this is one of the best places to see them!

Day 7: Favorite movies – mine are completely random.

1. Grease

2. Man on Fire

3. Devil Wears Prada

4. Toy Story

5. Love Actually

6. Closer

7. Mean Girls

8. The Little Mermaid

9. The Town

10. Eat, Pray, Love

This post has exhausted me… Time to rest again!

QUESTIONS: Do you workout when you are sick? What is your favorite movie of all time? Are you hungry when you are sick?

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46 Comments to “Sweet Teeth”

  1. Look at all those fun breakfasts!
    Love the funfetti lollipops – so cute!

  2. AHHH! You are the best! I’m so glad you liked my recipe!! πŸ™‚ I just got carob chips for the first time ever last weekend at Whole Foods and OMG, they are so good! They definitely taste different from chocolate but it’s most certainly a welcome change:) I say those don’t count as chocolate either so great job sticking to your goal! πŸ˜‰ And since they are caffeine free…that means double the amount before bed right!?!

  3. Oh my goodness girl, all those breakfasts with bananas sound divine! I am new to freezing nanners and blending them up, but what I’ve tried, I have loved (banana fro-yo)! Next time I will add oatmeal to the mixture for breakfast!
    The funfetti dip is incredible. I can’t wait to make it for myself. Those lollies are so cute, what a great idea, I am sure the kids loved them, but I would too as an adult πŸ™‚
    I do work out when I am sick, because I only think it will make me better. But not everyday when I am sick.

    Longing to be on a beach and see a beautiful senset like that too!
    Movies I love:Coyote Ugly, Mannequin, Dirty Dancing, Step Up I, II, III.

  4. Oooh I am so happy Mr. Phil is correct and Spring will be here early!

  5. Wow, you’ve made a ton of cool things. Love the cookie lollipops!! If I’m going to work out when I’m sick, I usually try to make it yoga. Hm…fave movie of all time, I’m gonna have to go with Star Wars!

  6. Those desserts look so fun and yummy!

  7. I likely work out when I’m sick because I believe it builds your immune system. YUMMY smoothies πŸ™‚ Im jealous haha

  8. Those desserts look so good!

    I don’t usually work out when I’m sick . . . it just depends on how sick I am though. Hope you feel good as new soon. πŸ™‚

  9. You always have the best posts with tons of awesome recipes!! Seriously, I want to eat all of this!

  10. Cookie lollipops and loads of oatmeal? That’s what I’m talking about! Loving those eats πŸ™‚

  11. I cannot wait to try each & everyone of those breakfast recipes! I don’t have a food processor yet–but I just ordered a VitaMix! Can’t wait to use that. Hope you’ll feel even better by tomorrow πŸ™‚

  12. i hope you feel better soon! Not sure how you got this post done sick! Impressed!!

  13. I want to eat everything you just posted YUM

  14. Those whoopie pies look amazing! I agree with Angie…I don’t usually workout when I am sick unless its just a head cold and I feel fine. Hope you are back to 100% soon! I am not a movie buff so it would be hard for me to pick my favorite movie, especially considering I have a hard time sitting through a whole movie at a time!

  15. Wow you’ve got a great knack for all these breakfast and snacks!! makes me hungry just looking at them! I try and work out but not tooo much when I’m sick. Hope you feel better! It’s def a movie day for ya!

  16. Oooooh girl. That fuinfetti stuff looks delicious.. Yum.

  17. So many great things going on in this post! I eat the same thing for breakfast most mornings, so inspiration is definitely appreciated. The oatmeal fro yo parfait sounds awesome! I’ve tried banana fro yo, but never thought to pair it with oatmeal, Mmm.

    Grease is my all-time favorite movie too!! Followed by Love Actually…And Little Mermaid was the first movie I owned.

    I usually work out when I’m sick (as long as I don’t have a stomach ache or fever!), but cut it waaaay back and try to listen to my body. If I feel exhausted after 10 minutes, I stop. πŸ™‚

  18. Love at those breakfast ideas!! I have such a sweet tooth and those look delicious!!

  19. so much going on this post!

    I used to watch Grease every single day….never got sick of it

  20. I only work out if I have a mild cold bc I’ve actually read that it is good for your body to sweat out the cold….but if I’m really feeling terrible…no way!!

  21. All that food is making me starving and crave all of those-esp the funfetti!
    I hope you feel better asap!!!!
    Depending on how sick I am sometimes i’ll do a light workout in hopes to sweat some of it out!

  22. So sorry you arent feeling well, but it looks like youve kept yourself busy with some recipes!! I cant wait to try out the tofu mouse! I have never used tofu before, but I think you convinced me to go out and get some πŸ™‚

  23. You already know my fav movie…Pretty Woman!
    I may try one of those recipes…love Chef C

  24. Wow–yummy good overload here!! Funfetti dip looks crazy delish! πŸ˜‰

  25. That parfait looks awesome! Certainly somethign I must try! Whether I am hungry or not when I’m sick depends on how sick I am. If I’m not hungry, I must be pretty darn sick. I hope you feel better soon!

  26. mmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm – LOVING all of the funfetti ideas πŸ™‚

  27. I’m a black-hole for food when I’m sick! I’ve never seen man on fire or the town. you have great little serving dishes. feel better!

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